Jane Austen

Is Jane Austen Frivolous?

<i>In Late to the Party, we ask writers to read a seminal author who has somehow passed them by. You can read</i> <i>previous entries here</i><i>.</i><p>A s an adolescent …

Literature

The rare coin and banknote quiz: What are they worth?

Britain has been swept up in a currency pandemonium - with many people now habitually checking coins' faces and notes' serial numbers to see if …

Personal Finance (UK)

The Hidden Horror Inside Jane Austen’s Novels of Love

There’s an urban legend that stalks English Departments about Charlotte Brönte denouncing Jane Austen. “Jane Austen paints a very fine garden,” she …

Literature

13 Sensible Quotes from Jane Austen’s First Novel

Earlier this year, July 18th to be exact, the literary world celebrated Jane Austen Day 2017, which honored the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s …

Literature

Lyme Hall and Park, A Cheshire Delight

Lyme Hall is a grade l listed building set amongst the most ornate gardens and surrounded by 1300 acres of estate and deer park which is made up of …

Pride and Prejudice

Backstage Bits: 'Pride and Prejudice' predicted 'fake news' 200 years ago

A man picks up on a woman's prejudice against a fellow he wants to discredit. The man carefully crafts stories with a mixture of truth and fiction …

The Arts

You Have Never Seen Pride and Prejudice the Way Seattle Rep Is Doing It

The show manages to be both utterly silly and unexpectedly profound. by Christopher FrizzelleThis <i>Pride and Prejudice</i> blew me away. It involves …

Pride and Prejudice

‘You said that to my face’: Actress slams Ben Affleck over Weinstein saga

Five days after <i>The New York Times</i> first reported the damning allegations regarding the movie mogul — who championed Affleck’s screenplay for <i>Good Will</i> …

Australian News

Jane Austen’s Emma Was Basically Torn Apart in Workshop

Biographies of books are typically created for publications of great historical importance: Copernicus’ <i>De revolutionibus</i>, for example, or …

Literature

The Little-Known Friendships of Iconic Women Writers

Literary friendships are the stuff of legend. The image of Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth tramping the Lakeland Fells has long been …

Literature

5 Classic Novels Everyone Should Read

One simple truth about life is that everyone has a Reading Lane. Whether it’s romance novels, or books about troubled former Navy SEALs racing …

Literature

A New Book About Formative Literary Friendships

A Secret Sisterhood explores the women who influenced Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot, and Virginia Woolf.<p>Female friendship, a trending theme in contemporary fiction, is ripe for fresh nonfiction attention. Emily Midorikawa and Emma Claire Sweeney—two young writers who are, yes, also …

Literature

Prufrock: The Science of Mona Lisa's Smile, Anthony Burgess's Ambition, and Jane Austen in Cheltenham Spa

<b>Reviews and News:</b><p>The life and work of Anthony Burgess: “Burgess was always as candid about his motivations as he was ironic in his …

Conservative View

New £10 note sells for £7,200 at auction - is yours worth a fortune?

A new plastic £10 note has been sold for a record £7,200 at auction as the value of the new notes continues to surge.<p>The new polymer banknote was one …

Birmingham, UK

3 Books for the Modern Jane Austen Reader

While there are a lot of people who find the classics out of date and hard to understand, there are still many of us who love to dig into Jane Austen …

Literature

New U.K. Ten-Pound Note Sells for $9,000 at BOE Charity Auction

A Bank of England note with a face value of 10 pounds ($13) has sold for more than 700-times that amount at auction as Britain’s obsession with …

Business

Tom Gauld: ‘I made three cartoons about Jane Austen before I actually read one of her books’

Tom Gauld, a cartoonist and illustrator, is the author of the books <i>Mooncop</i>, <i>You're All Just Jealous of My Jetpack</i> and <i>Goliath</i>. His work regularly appears in publications ranging from The Guardian to New Scientist. Gauld, who lives in London, recently published a new collection of comics, <i>Baking With</i> …

Books

The coziest hotels of the English countryside

Cottages that could be straight out of a Jane Austen novel, the very best afternoon teas, luxury spas – the British countryside is a veritable …

Travel

What to See and Do After Frieze London

LONDON — The Regent’s Park will be the epicenter of activity for those attending Frieze London, but the sheer volume of things to see and do on the sidelines of the art fair can be intimidating. So here are some timely blockbuster exhibitions at famed museums, smaller shows at lesser-visited …

The Arts

I’m Ready for Bookish Tailgating to Be a Thing

Football season is approaching—or has it already started? Honestly, I know next to nothing about American football (same goes for European football, …

Harry Potter

Can a 10-year-old be a genius? What Hemingway’s first short story tells us

A newly discovered piece of fiction by the US author joins humbling examples of juvenilia by other great artists, from Jane Austen to Pablo Picasso<p>“We are going on a trip to Europe,” begins what could be Ernest Hemingway’s first piece of fiction. It was discovered in May in Florida – and made …

Literature

UK government outlines plan to be “the safest place in the world to go online"

Karen Bradley, the UK’s Culture Secretary, today gave a speech at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester, where she outlined her vision to make the UK the “safest place in the world to go online.”<p>The UK government’s strategy gravitates around three main points. First, it intends to propose …

Technology

New stained glass masterpiece graces Providence College campus

PROVIDENCE — Providence College’s Ruane Center for the Humanities, opened in the fall of 2013, was built to inspire lofty thoughts. With its …

17 Places Book Lovers Need to Visit

For many book lovers, the most perfect place in the world is a cozy reading nook where no one will talk to them for the next, oh, ten hours. But there are places outside of the home (and beyond the pages) that seem to have been made specifically for the literary minded, including charming …

Travel

Writing the middle of a novel: 9 tips to keep moving

Writing the middle of a novel has its own unique challenges. You need to develop your story further after your engrossing start and set in place the …

Writing

Where's the curtsy button? I test-drive the online Jane Austen role-playing game

Jane Austen’s works have been given the World of Warcraft treatment, but with dinner parties instead of dungeons – and gossip instead of guns. Our writer ties on her virtual bonnet and goes hunting for a suitor<p>I had been travelling for two days with my aunt Amelia in her private carriage when upon …

UK News

Top 10 brothers and sisters in fiction

These deep-rooted childhood bonds are rather neglected by novelists. From Jane Austen to Sarah Waters, here are some of the best books that do pay attention<p>Siblings have featured in some of my favourite novels, but I’m always struck by how little the brother-sister dynamic is explored. My guess is …

Books

The Underwear Of Jane Austen's Time Will Make You Seriously Grateful For Modern Conveniences

Anyone who wears Jane Austen-inspired costumes, whether it's for cosplay or for a film role, will tell you that wearing the undergarments are a key …

Lingerie

A new ten pound note has just sold for £3,600 - is yours worth a small fortune?

The new £10 note is here and we're starting to see it in our change and from cash points now.<p>The plastic tenner, featuring Jane Austen, is the first …

Pride and Prejudice

Revealed: This is how to tell if new £10 notes are actually worth thousands of pounds

This month the new polymer £10 banknote featuring the author Jane Austen was released into circulation in the UK.<p>Immediately, collectors and …